Arts & Culture | Incorrigible Idealist vs. Impenetrable Darkness: The suspect politics of ‘The Honourable Woman’Heralded as a critical and popular success, the BBC TV series 'The Honourable Woman' has been particularly praised for its authentic and sensitive portrayal of the moral complexities of life in the occupied Palestinian territories. However, such recognition is largely misplaced, warns Tony McKenna.
When the Barbican cancelled its 'Exhibit B' show two weeks ago, after a campaign by anti-racism campaigners, many within the liberal media cried censorship. Yet there was virtual silence when a Grime showcase event was cancelled at the same venue earlier this year. Such markedly different reactions highlight the power relations underpinning our cultural institutions, argues joel sharples.
Radar Reports | Teenage Pregnancies in Kenya: “I knew nothing about contraception and I was very much in love”In recent years, Kenya has seen an alarming rise in teenage pregnancies, forcing thousands of girls to abandon their education early and spurring a national debate over the causes and repercussions of the issue. Susan Yara reports from Mombasa.
Politics | ‘The right kind of perpetrator’: Race, religion and gender in the Rotherham child abuse scandalRecent coverage of the Rotherham child exploitation case has focused on the race, religion and ethnic background of the perpetrators. This fits neatly into a right-wing discourse around the supposed tyranny of political correctness and distracts from the prominent role of white, establishment figures in sexually exploiting children.
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Editor's Desk, New in Ceasefire - Jul 17, 2014 19:14 - 3 Comments
The marked contrast between the BBC’s reporting of the deaths of Palestinian and Israeli children this past month has been an eloquent symbol of its wider failings.
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Ideas, New in Ceasefire - Sep 30, 2014 17:32 - 1 Comment
Current debates over whether the world is experiencing a revolutionary wave assume a past history of such waves yet rarely examine in any depth the historical record. In their first essay of a three-part series on the subject, Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen look at revolutionary waves in history.
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New in Ceasefire, Politics - Aug 28, 2014 22:51 - 6 Comments
Once again, the spectre of war and destruction is hovering across Iraq and, once again, the mainstream media is acting as an uncritical supporter of Western intervention.
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New in Ceasefire, Special Reports - Sep 25, 2014 23:30 - 7 Comments
Nafeez Ahmed examines how the rise of ISIS was both predicted and evitable, and argues the West’s current military campaign is already being used to neuter mass surveillance reforms at home and will likely produce further political destabilisation in the region.
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In Theory, New in Ceasefire - Sep 24, 2014 12:38 - Comment
Andrew Robinson examines the conditions for the emergence of an Event through the lens of Badiou’s theory of social exclusion, and explains why, for Badiou, a truly revolutionary process must begin from the standpoint of the worst-off.
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Books, New in Ceasefire - Sep 28, 2014 19:31 - Comment
In the aftermath of events in Ferguson, Missouri, a newly released edition of a key text of the black liberation canon, ‘Assata: An Autobiography’, is a necessary reminder of how potently the echoes of the civil rights era remain with us today, argues Terence Elliott-Cooper.